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MHLP assistant professor shares expertise on LGBTQ+ older adults’ health

Nik Lampe presents at the 2023 GSA Meeting

Lampe presents their research findings at the 2023 GSA Annual Meeting.

Nik Lampe, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy (MHLP), presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section’s Presidential Symposium, “Impact of Discriminatory Policies on LGBTQ+ Older Adults’ Health and Well-Being and How to Combat Them,” for the 2023 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

During the symposium, Lampe presented their co-authored project entitled, "Faith, Social Support, and End-of-Life Care Preparation Among LGBTQ+ Older Adults," using panel data from the NIA-funded Vanderbilt University Social Networks, Aging, and Policy Study and semi-structured interview data from the Health Aging Beyond Sex and Gender Binaries Study.

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